Peter Malkin’s Amazing List of Music Business Tools

The music business evolves and becomes more and more technical every day. It used to be so simple. You get a band together, get a couple of gigs, build your networks, and you are on your way to stardom.

The music business has been overturned multiple times in the last few years and new technology advances continue to change how music is produced, distributed, and promoted. Trying to stay up-to-date with all of the different aspects of online music tools and sites is a dizzying tasks with important new sites popping up almost daily.

Music industry veteran Peter Malkin recently released an epic video about the many tools available online for musicians, music lovers, and music promoters.

One of Peter’s final points is to get out there and do it the old fashioned way, but his list of sites is so expansive and valuable that it makes you thinks he favors a blend of the old and the new.

[note class=”info”]As Peter ticks off almost 100 tools, my initial thought was it would be great to have all of those tools available as links to check out. Peter didn’t have the links listed so I took some time and gathered the list and URLs for each tool. [/note]

If you aren’t in the music business but love music, there are quite a few gems in this list for finding and listening to music.

Here is Peter’s excellent but mind spinning video. Links to all of the sites Peter mentions are listed after the jump.

Make sure you check out Peter’s Blog too.

While I originally was putting this list together for me, I quickly realized that it was a lot of work and that other people would probably benefit from it too. So, just as Peter shared his knowledge, I’m sharing the list of links. Enjoy.

Donald Passman’s book
All You Need to Know About the Music Business

Music Business Experts
Blazetrak
StarPolish
MusicBizAcademy.com

Find Bands
Sellaband
SliceThePie
BandStocks
Kickstarter
PledgeMusic
OurStage – Fan voting

MySpace
YouTube

Radio Sites
Pandora
Last.fm
Slacker
iSound

Social Communities
Mog
Bebo
Buzznet
Babulous
GrooveShark
Seeqpod (now Sony)

Aspiring Artists
Boomdizzle
Broadjam.com
GetSigned.com
Unsigned
MusicGorilla

Share Playlists and recommend music
Spotify
Playlist.com
GetPlayLists.com
8Tracks
Live365.com
Jango
Rdio

Discovery and Recommendations for your Blogs
SongTweak
TheHypeMachine

Find Sites
StumbleUpon

Artist Profiles
MySpace
Facebook
Friendster
Tagged

Younger Audience
Hi5.com
MyYearBook.com

Rock Bands
PureVolume
AbsolutePunk

DJ Tools
BRT (breakthroughradio)
BeatPort

Christian Music
PluggedIn

HipHop and Urban Artists
HipHopAvenue
Buzzthis.net
DopeTracks

Tools to sell music and grow a fanbase online
ReverbNation
BandCamp
Artistopia
IndabaMusic

Bigger Artists
TopSpin

Blog sites
WordPress
Tumblr
Posterous

Music Widgets
RockYou
TagWorld

Sell Content through the widgets
Nimbit

More Advanced Tools for Social Networks
Pringo

Updating Profiles all at once
Artistdata
Meebo

Tools to Manage and Engage your Fanbase
FanBridge

Mobile Apps
ITunes
Android

Mobile Links
MobileRoadie
Appiction
NetBiscuits

Online Fan club
ArtistArena
SparkArt
AllAccessToday
MusicToday

Places to Sell Music
ITunes
Amazon
CDUniverse
Rhapsody
Napster
eMusic
7Digital

Distribute to online stores
TheOrchard
TuneCore
InGrooves
CDBaby
cdPulse
ioda
SongCast

Sell products through various websites
ArtistsFirst
BlastMyMusic

Get your music in a mobile space
Melodeo
ThumbPlay Music
Mozes

Marketing and Promoting your Act
LinkedIn

Video
Youtube
Vevo

Help with platforms
PhotoBucket
Kyte

Encode your music for various platforms including mobile
Encoding.com

Viral Emails
EyeJot
Pando

Peer to Peer Communities
iMesh
Kazaa
Limewire (ironically, their service was halted today under court order)
BearShare
BitTorrent

Webisodes
Current TV
Veoh
Revision3
MotherBoard (Dell)

Funny Videos
Funny or Die
Jokeroo
Break

Avatar
SecondLife

Fans personalize their devices
DiNG Life

Social Gaming
Zynga
CrowdStar
Playfish
SocialGamingNetwork
Portalarium
PopCap
Mingleplay

Touring
Gigmaven
SonicBids
BandMix (find musicians to tour with)

Artist Presence
CrowdFire
Songkick
iLike

While on Tour
Twitter
Foursquare

Live Streaming from the Road
UStream.tv
Justin.tv
Stickam

Broadcast
BlogTV
FreedoCast

Put up Songs
WeMix
NowPlayIt

PR Buzz
Coolfer
Gawker
Pitchfork
RcrdLblb
BrooklynVegan
Stereogum

Magazine sites
Fader
Paste
Vice

Big Buzz
ArtistDirect.com
MTV.com
Yahoo Music
AOL Music
Spinner

Tracking Artists
Big Champagne
Next Big Sound